Here’s another great video from iawoodsman on building a split-wood fire. In it, he shows how to precisely split and prep wood into thumb, pencil, and pencil-lead-sized pieces. Another great tip he offers is to prep three times more wood than you’ll need. If you run into trouble while making the fire, you’ll have extra kindling on hand. If you still have extra — great — you’ll have some kindling to start a fire in the morning. The way he presents the skills is so clear. These are very well done.

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